Note the difference in translation between the Present Perfect Continuous and the Present Perfect Tenses.
| 1. Ц You look hot. Ц IТve been running all the way.
я бежала всю дорогу.
2. IТve been learning irregular verbs all afternoon.
я учил неправильные глаголы весь день.
3. Sorry about the mess Ц IТve been painting the house.
»звините за беспор€док Ц € крашу дом.
|| 1. HeТs run all the distance to the finish fairly well.
ќн пробежал всю дистанцию до финиша довольно хорошо.
2. IТve learnt irregular verbs. (= I know them.)
я выучил неправильные глаголы.
3. IТve painted two rooms since lunchtime.
я покрасил две комнаты с обеда.
Ex. 8. Choose the correct variant:
1. For how long (have they discussed, have they been discussing) the situation? 2. Why (have you repeated, have you been repeating) these English words over and over again? 3. The students (have taken, have been taking) the examination for more than 5 hours. 4. They (were discussing, have been discussing) the situation for three hours. 5. She (has been answering, has answered) the lesson already. 6. She (has worn, has been wearing) glasses for two years. 7. PeterТs English is getting much better. He (is practising, has practised, has been practising) a lot this year. 8. I (have written, am writing, have been writing) my course paper for three months, but I (am not finishing, havenТt been finishing, havenТt finished) it yet. 9. УЕ you (are defending, have defended, have been defending) your course paper?Ф Ц УNo, I (havenТt done, am not doing, havenТt been doing) it yet.Ф 10. Tom (is having, has been having, has had) a toothache for nearly a week. He (is going, has been going, has gone) to the doctor today and IТm waiting for him. 11. What you (are doing, have been doing, have done) with my cassette-recorder? I canТt find it anywhere. 12. You look tired! Ц Yes, I (am dancing, have danced, have been dancing) and I (havenТt danced, am not dancing, havenТt been dancing) for years, so IТm not used to it. 13. Everybody (is looking, has looked, has been looking) forward to this holiday for months. 14. Recently this scientific theory (is being proved, has been proved, has been proving) to be false.
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